Definition of praecipe in capite in English:

praecipe in capite

(also precipe in capite)

noun

Law
historical
  • A writ of right issued for a tenant holding land of the monarch in chief.

Origin

Early 16th century; earliest use found in John Rastell (c1475–1536), lawyer and printer. From post-classical Latin praecipe in capite, name of the writ from classical Latin praecipe + in + capite, ablative of caput head.

Pronunciation

praecipe in capite

/ˈpriːsɪpi ɪn ˈkapɪteɪ/